Alaska Developmental Profile FAQ
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- Where can I get more training/information on the ADP ?
- Do I have to do the Alaska Developmental Profile on a retained student?
- What happens if a Kindergarten student moves away?
- What background information do I need to collect?
- How many observations do I have to do for the ADP?
- "That's a lot of observations!"
- Do I have to use the DEED observation form?
- "I had a 1st grade student move in from out of state, do they need a developmental Profile?"
- Where do I log-in?
- "I can't log into the reporting site"
- What is my user name?
- "I got married and changed my name"
- What is my password?
- "I moved Districts and can't select my new District"
- "My student is not showing up"
- "There is a student on my list that isn't in my class"
- How do Homeschool students get reported on?
- What is the due date?
- "There is a student in the available student pool that isn't in my school"
What is the ADP?
|The Alaska Developmental Profile is Alaska's Kindergarten entry assessment. It is used to provide a snapshot on children’s development in terms of where they are when they enter Kindergarten.
Why do we have the ADP?
|The Alaska Developmental Profile is required as part of the statewide comprehensive system of student assessments, 4 AAC 06.712. It tells us what students know and do, helps inform practice & instruction, and is used to inform statewide policy.|
Where can I get more training/information on the ADP ?
Do I have to do the Alaska Developmental Profile on a retained student?
The ADP tracks how students are entering Kindergarten. if a student has been retained, they have already entered Kindergarten and will not need another one.
UPDATE: The system will not accept a profile for a retained student. It will recognize the retained student and even though you can fill out new profile information, it will still appear as "Not Done" on your student summary.
Select "Pick Student" and double click the student's name to get them off your profile list.
What happens if a Kindergarten student moves away?
Even if a student moves away during the first months of school, please complete an ADP for them. We are tracking how students enter Kindergarten.
What background information do I need to collect?
Background information can include a variety of things such as talking to the family or previous provider. It can include things like home language, culture, and socio-economic status.
There is a place in the ADP where you will have to indicate whether a student attended a preschool.
How many observations do I have to do for the ADP?
|You need to be doing at least 4 observations over 4 weeks in all 13 goals for each student in your class.|
"That's a lot of observations!"
Remember, the ADP is a naturalistic assessment. By following your classroom routines such as read-alouds, you will be able to observe and create ratings for multiple goals for multiple students.
See our implementation guide for more ideas: https://education.alaska.gov/tls/Assessments/DevelopmentalProfile/Fall2016/ImplementationGuide_July2016.pdf
Do I have to use the DEED observation form?
|DEED has a word document where you can record one week of observations for all goals and an excel document where you can record all 4 weeks per goal. You are welcome to use your own system. Whichever form you use, you will still have to enter your final ratings in the DEED Online System: https://education.alaska.gov/devprof/Home|
"I had a 1st grade student move in from out of state, do they need a developmental Profile?"
Since the profile must be given to any student who did not recieve one in Kindergarten, a 1st grade student who has moved to Alaska from out of state would need a profile completed for them.
Where do I log-in?
|You will log-in at https://education.alaska.gov/devprof/Home|
"I can't log into the reporting site"
|The reporting site https://education.alaska.gov/devprof/Home is only accessible from September 15 through November 1st|
What is my user name?
|Your username is your first initial followed by your full last name. This INCLUDES any special symbols such as ' or -.
Update: This even includes spaces!
"I got married and changed my name"
|Your username will only be changed if you did a name-change on your teaching certificate through the DEED certification office.|
What is my password?
|Your password is your ATI number. It can be found on the back of your teaching certificate or at https://education.alaska.gov/DevProf/Home/FindAti?Intent=RegisteringAccount|
"I moved Districts and can't select my new District"
Please call DEED at 907-465-8433 to get your account reset
If we dont pick up, please leave a voice mail clearly stating your name and spelling it out.
"My student is not showing up"
If the student is new, please ask your District if they have input them and assigned them an AKSID. Some districts only update their lists once a week.
If they are still not showing up, you can manually enter them using the Add Student feature:
1) Search for the student (Enter first name, last name, and birthdate)
PLEASE NOTE: The name must exactly match, so if "Johnny"s name on the record is actually "John", the teacher must use the currect version to utilize the search function.
"There is a student on my list that isn't in my class"
Teacher populate their own ADP profile list by clicking on student's names in the available student list.
If you accidentally added a student that is not in your class, click "Pick Students" and double click on that student's name to return them to the available student pool.
How do Homeschool students get reported on?
Provide your Home School parents with the ADP resources and have them complete the observations and ratings in all 13 goals.
Since the parents are not certified teachers, some districts have a certified teacher as their Home School Coordinator enter the data and others have their DTC do it.
What is the due date?
The due date of the Alaska Developmental profile is in Regulation 4 AAC 06.712 and is "by November 1st of each school year."
"There is a student in the available student pool that isn't in my school"
These students placed in your available student pool are there because when they were intially enrolled, they were given your school's school code.
When students move schools, the school code is updated, but if the new school has not updated the school code, they may show up. Additionally, if the student has moved out of state and doesn't have a new school entering a new school code for them, they would remain with your schools code.
These students will appear in the estimated total column in the DTC portal, but schools are not responsible for filling out a profile for them.
What does DEED do with the information?
https://education.alaska.gov/tls/Assessments/results.html DEED shares this information to help inform statewide policy.
When will I get ADP results?
DEED publishes a report in the spring.
DTCs also have the option to do their own school or district's preliminary results by entering the information into our Excel Results Spreadsheet
Why did ADP reporting change?
Prior to 2016-2017, an average score in each goal was calculated. However after that, DEED began reporting the percentage of students who were rated kindergarten ready in all 13 goals. You can read more about it here: https://education.alaska.gov/tls/Assessments/Results/2017/ChangeADPReporting.pdf